Today I’m kicking off a bumper crafting week, with two festive tutorials coming your way this week. Thursday sees the use of fabric, but today focuses on pom poms – and who doesn’t love pom poms? Make them while you watch TV, wait for dinner to cook, laze around the house, take the train to work etc. The options are endless! So, let’s make a snowflake pom pom garland to display in your house this December.
- 100g ball of white yarn – pom poms guzzle more yarn then you’ll realise!
- Clover pom pom makers (I used three variations – so you’ll need the small and large pack)
- Yarn needle
- Drawing pins
- A tape measure
How to make a snowflake pom pom display:
- First you’re going to need to measure the height of your window frame – top to bottom. Mine measured 95cm and I added a further 5cm to be on the safe side. Cut as many lines as you’d like to hang – I opted for four.
- Create a loop at the beginning of each line – this is what will wrap around the drawing pin or hooks you use to hang up your display.
- Now make one pom pom and see how it lines up. This is the best way of deciding how many you need. With a 4-5cm gap between each pom pom I calculated that I’d need 36 pom poms in total – 9 per row. I then proceeded to make 12 of each size.
- Once they’re all made, thread one of the long pieces yarn onto your yarn needle and sew on 9 of your pom poms. To keep it interesting, mix up the ordering. Repeat this for as many lines you have.
- Now you’re ready to hang them up! Put in place as many drawing pins/hooks as you have lines into the top of the window frame and then wrap the loop you created earlier around each pin/hook.
- At this point you may opt to move some pom poms up or down; these will easily slide along the piece of yarn.
And voila! One easy Christmas decoration ready to show off in your home. Surprisingly my housemates loved it (I never know with some of my ideas!), and I’m looking forward to the kids along our road spotting the display. I was really pleased with how it turned out and I know you’re going to love it too.
With just over a week to go to Christmas, sit back with a Christmas film and make some pom poms – the perfect TV craft.
Finally, I’ve mentioned before that I’m learning more about photography and I’ve got to say this is probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever taken snaps of. There was glaring light, reflections etc. all making it difficult. I think I managed to make a good job of it, but crickey it was tough! Any tips of how I might approach this next time would be ace.
See you back here on Thursday for my second festive craft!